Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar died at the age of 63
Parrikar’s funeral will be held at Panaji in the evening at 5 o’clock
The last rites of the last Chief Minister of Goa, Manohar Parrikar, will be held in Panjim’s Miramar on Monday, 5 pm with full state honors. In the honor of Parrikar, the Government of Goa has declared a seven-day state mourning and national mourning on Monday. Significantly, Parrikar was also Defense Minister of the country from 2014-2017.
The first IIT graduate to become Chief Minister was Manohar Parrikar
Goa’s late Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was the first IIT graduate to be the Chief Minister of any Indian state. Parrikar, who was Chief Minister of Goa three times, was also Minister of Defense from November 2014 to March 2017. Born in Mapusa, Goa in 1955, Parrikar graduated from IIT Mumbai in 1978 in Metallurgical Engineering.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted on the demise of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar,
He was a true patriot and extraordinary administrator who all liked. His immaculate service to the country will be remembered for many generations.
Akhilesh Yadav Said
Ishwar Manohar Parrikar ji’s spirit will give peace and strength to the family … his contribution in political life will always be remembered.
At the same time, many people including West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and many people have condoled their demise.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted on the demise of Goa CM Manohar Parrikar,
Manohar Parrikar ji was very sad to hear the news of his death … for me he was like a brother, so his death is my personal loss.
He was sick for a long time, even though the mind was not prepared … that he would leave us so soon.
President Ramnath Kovind tweeted on Sunday on the death of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar,
Manohar Parrikar is not sad to hear that he is not there. He was a symbol of honesty and dedication in public life and his service to Goa and the people of the country will not be forgotten.